Chemistry International
Vol. 22, No.3, May 2000

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Reports from Commissions and Division Committees

Commission on Macromolecular Nomenclature (IV.1)

Summary of Minutes of Commission Meeting at IUPAC General Assembly, Berlin, Germany, 7—11 August 1999

The meeting was attended by all Titular Members, six Associate Members, three National Representatives, ten consultants, correspondents and observers, and the Division Chairman and Secretary.

At the date of the meeting, the Commission had thirteen projects underway. Two were open for public review (18/87, "Liquid crystals" and 19/89, "Regular single-strand nomenclature"), two more were expected to be submitted to IDCNS and public review before the end of March of 2000 (21/92, "Source-based generic nomenclature" and 25/95, "Asymmetric polymerization"), and the remaining nine were in various stages of development for further consideration during the Warsaw 2000 meeting. The Commission also had nine feasibility studies in progress, two of which became projects (32/99, "Terminology of ion-containing polymers" and 33/99, "Source-based nomenclature for modified polymer molecules"), while the other seven moved closer to becoming projects during the Warsaw meeting. The Commission also reviewed other activities, including a comprehensive list of terms, the 2nd edition of the "Purple Book", and a history of the Commission since its creation.

In preparation for discussion of the IUPAC restructuring project at the Division level, the project was examined in considerable detail. The main concern expressed by all members was the possible loss of continuity, considered essential in nomenclature work. Therefore, it was unanimously resolved to support the continuation of this Commission in its present form.

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Maximo Baron
IUPAC Commission on Macromolecular Nomenclature IV.1


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